American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty who drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage while traveling through Europe in director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's paranoid thriller. When Frank met Elise (Angelina Jolie) on the train, he thought it was a chance encounter. Little did Frank realize it was all part of a much bigger plan, one that would soon find him dodging bullets through both the historic streets of Paris and the winding canals of Venice. Now, the faster Frank and Elise run, the more intense their romance grows.
Von Donnersmarck (who directed THE LIVES OF OTHERS previously) keeps the things moving along at a brisk pace and Depp and Jolie are very appealing, as is the Venice backdrop. Paul Bettany (A BEAUTIFUL MIND), Rufus Sewell (DARK CITY), and former James Bond Timothy Dalton co-star in this immensely enjoyable confection thatâ€™s just as fun as the capers of the 1960s THE TOURIST successfully emulates